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105 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 April 2009 02:44AM

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Comment author: ciphergoth 21 April 2009 05:45:45AM 7 points [-]

I barely even know the terms you guys use. I have not read much of Overcoming Bias and if you gave me a test on key points of rationality I would probably limp through the guessable stuff and start failing once the questions got hard

We keep coming back to this: we very much need a "start here" document we can point people to, and say "please read this set of documents before posting".

In the mean time, here is a list of Eliezer's posts to Overcoming Bias.

Comment author: nazgulnarsil 21 April 2009 02:34:50PM 2 points [-]

What I would like to see is a book that goes through all of the major biases and gives examples of each as well as heuristics for calibrating yourself better.

Comment author: Jack 21 April 2009 02:44:54PM 2 points [-]

Do we even have a ready at hand list of the major biases? That would be a good wiki article.

Comment author: steven0461 21 April 2009 02:49:35PM 9 points [-]
Comment author: badger 21 April 2009 07:42:45PM -1 points [-]

Our wiki article on Bias references the Wikipedia and Psychology Wiki lists of biases, and provides an outline of most of the specific biases discussed on OB.

Comment author: MrHen 21 April 2009 06:01:13AM 2 points [-]

Personally, I consider it my own responsibility to learn the terms. And I am learning them, I just have other stuff to do in the meantime. A "start here" would be useful and the place I started was the about page. Since then I think of a topic I think is relevant and then search OB and LW for topics already about that subject. More often than not, someone else has already said what I am thinking. That, mixed with reading comments, has gotten me as far as I am now.

Of course, a list would have made it a little easier. :)

Comment author: CronoDAS 21 April 2009 06:11:58AM 3 points [-]

When you see a term that you don't immediately understand, let us know, so we can add it to the wiki.

Comment author: ciphergoth 21 April 2009 06:17:32AM 3 points [-]

Better still, ask for the page to be created by following the instructions under "Getting help" on the front page of the wiki.

Comment author: juliawise 28 July 2011 12:10:09PM 2 points [-]

Who is "us"? How should one let you know?

Comment author: Nic_Smith 29 July 2011 07:48:14AM 1 point [-]

I guess that CronoDAS had the people who have been on the site at least awhile in mind when he wrote "us." If you see jargon being used that doesn't already have an explanation at hand, you could always just reply to the comment that used the term and ask. The jargon page he alluded to is at http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Jargon

Comment author: juliawise 29 July 2011 02:25:56PM 0 points [-]

Thank you.